As expected, Google announced their streaming music service at I/O this morning. As further expected, it won’t involve a music store. Instead it will be an upload service similar to Amazon’s cloud streaming. It actually looks quite a bit better, with a Grooveshark-like web interface to go along with the app (at least the about page makes it look like a web interface). Best of all, you can upload 20,000 songs, so there is plenty of space. This will be free during the beta period, which will be awesome if the beta lasts as long as, say, Gmail. You’ll need an invite, which you can request at music.google.com/about. I wouldn’t hold my breath on getting one, though. Via Droid Life, where you can find plenty of other Android information from this morning’s keynote.
Google announces Music Beta, by invite only
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